Dramatically backlit dust lanes in NGC 7049

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of NGC 7049 in the constellation of Indus, in the southern sky. A family of globular clusters appears as glittering spots dusted around the galaxy halo. Astronomers study the globular clusters in NGC 7049 to learn more about its formation and evolution. The dust lanes, which appear as a lacy web, are dramatically backlit by the millions of stars in the halo of NGC 7049.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and W. Harris (McMaster University, Ontario, Canada)

About the Image

Id:heic0905a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 April 2009, 10:30
Related releases:heic0905
Size:1766 x 1948 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7049
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:100 million light years

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ACS

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